Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

By: Barrett, William

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Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence.

Irrational Man begins by discussing the roots of existentialism in the art and thinking of Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Baudelaire, Blake, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Picasso, Joyce, and Beckett. The heart of the book explains the views of the foremost existentialists--Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The result is a marvelously lucid definition of existentialism and a brilliant interpretation of its impact.

Title: Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

Author Name: Barrett, William

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: Anchor: 1990-01-01

ISBN Number: 0385031386

ISBN Number 13: 9780385031387

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 201201007